30AŽ Expands Partnership with Inked Brands

Local company, Inked Brands, signs long-term licensing agreement with internationally recognizable company 30A, relocating fulfillment to Bowling Green.

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

Bowling Green, KY., October 2, 2020 – 30A, a beach lifestyle brand from Santa Rosa, Florida, and Inked Brands, an influencer commerce company, announced a new partnership designed to dramatically expand 30A’s recycled apparel line and 30A-brand products division.

“30A recycled apparel sales have grown beyond what we can fulfill locally here in Florida, so Inked will help us take product development and distribution to even higher levels,” said JoAnn Ribaudo, 30A’s Chief Operating Officer. “Not only will Inked continue to help us create new 30A products, but we’ll also be able to ship orders faster and to more customers, including internationally.”

In addition to expanding 30A’s apparel line, which is made from recycled plastic water bottles, Inked will manage 30Agear.com, 30A’s three retail stores, and 30A’s wholesale network. 30A-brand products are currently sold in over 400 stores nationwide, including three official 30A stores in Gulf Place, Rosemary Beach and Seagrove, Florida.

“Our expanded partnership gives us the ability to develop new 30A products and to reach more beach fans around the world,” said April Foster, founder and CEO of Inked Brands. “30A is the ultimate beach influencer, and we can’t wait to introduce 30A’s laid-back lifestyle to new audiences.”

Ron Bunch, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO added, “We are thrilled for the opportunity Inked has with 30A. Being able to pinpoint internationally recognizable brands right in our home community shows what our city is capable of and excited our citizens.”

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About Inked Brands

Obsessed with starting and scaling microbrands, Inked Brands was founded to meet the needs of the ever-changing consumer landscape. Inked works with small brands founded by influencers, content creators, and media companies to deliver relevant and thoughtful products to niche audiences ranging in size from 10,000 to 3,000,000 fans. For more information, visit www.inkedbrands.com.

About 30A®

Inspired by a two-lane road that meanders along Florida’s Gulf Coast, 30A® shares eco-friendly products and stories that celebrate American Beach Life™. 30A has over 1.5 million social media followers and has helped raise $2.6 million for coastal charities. 30A’s line of super-soft apparel is made from recycled plastic bottles, preventing over 6 million plastic bottles from going into our oceans. To learn more, visit www.30A.com or shop online at www.30Agear.com.

About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as the driving force for South Central Kentucky’s Business Community providing valuable services to over 1,300 partners, advocating a positive business environment, and stimulating economic development for the area. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives, and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors, in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.